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Enabling fairer data clusters for machine learning

Their findings reduce average job completion time by up to 95% when the system load is high, while treating every job fairly.|Medium Read

Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation

At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center's director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.|Medium Read
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How big data could optimize COVID-19 testing

Microsoft-supported project to coordinate site locations, supply distribution.|Medium Read
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AI-powered interviewer provides guided reflection exercises during COVID-19 pandemic

The virtual interviewer uses therapeutic writing techniques to help users cope with difficult situations.|Short Read
Multithreading

New method ensures complex programs are bug-free without testing

The system targets software that runs using concurrent execution, a widespread method for boosting performance, and proves whether a program will output what it's supposed to.|Medium Read
Ying’s algorithm reconstructs the spread of an entity such as an illness from single or multiple sources.

Tracking COVID-19 spread faster, and more accurately

A new application for an ongoing NSF project could bolster contract tracing efforts.|Medium Read
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Open-source software helps youth with disabilities develop scheduling independence

The system can add more flexibility to task management apps to help learning users make informed decisions about their time.|Short Read
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ADA Center holds 2020 symposium with virtual attendance, highlighting new research into computer design

The symposium highlighted new developments in computer architecture, and included a session on how the center's research can contribute to limiting the impact of pandemics.|Short Read
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Research on human biases in AI learning earns best student paper award

The project demonstrated that a certain bias in humans who train intelligent agents significantly reduced the effectiveness of the training.|Medium Read

Get to know: Xinyu Wang

“My research has the potential to democratize programming and make it possible for millions of people around the globe to automate otherwise tedious tasks using programming.”|Short Read
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Faster than COVID: a computer model that predicts the disease’s next move

Predictive model could help care providers stay safe, anticipate patient needs.|Medium Read
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Catching nuclear smugglers: fast algorithm could enable cost-effective detectors at borders

The algorithm can pick out weak signals from nuclear weapons materials, hidden in ordinary radiation sources like fertilizer.|Medium Read